Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 20, 2018…re-signed a four-year extension with the Packers on July 19, 2013…placed on the Packers’ Reserve/Injured list on October 7, 2010…originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third-round (71st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
- Is tied for fourth among NFL safeties in sacks since 2011 (7.5) and ranks third among Packers safeties in career sacks (7.5) prior to joining the Steelers.
- Has registered at least one forced fumble in five of the past seven seasons (2011-17), tied for fifth among NFL safeties over that span.
- Has eight forced fumbles since 2011, tied for the sixth most among active NFL safeties over that span.
- Led the Packers with 123 tackles (89 solo) in 2014, despite missing one game due to injury.
- Posted 2.0 sacks and an interception in the 2014 NFC Championship Game at Seattle, becoming the first defensive back in Packers franchise history (since 1982) to register two sacks in a postseason contest.
- Posted three INTs in the season’s first three games, and combined with his one in the first four games of 2010, became the first Packer since S Chuck Cecil in 1988 to have four INTs in his first seven NFL games
- Has recorded 90-plus tackles in five of the past seven seasons, falling short of that mark in 2015 when he missed five games due to a calf injury and again in 2017 when he missed four games with a hamstring injury.
- Set a career high with 3.0 sacks in 2016 (second in the NFL among safeties, Giants S Landon Collins, 4.0).
- In 2010, joined Tom Flynn (1984) and Nick Collins (2005) as the only Green Bay rookies to open the season as a starter at safety since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
PRO (102-102/11-11): Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 20, 2018…re-signed a four-year extension with the Packers on July 19, 2013…placed on the Packers’ Reserve/Injured list on October 7, 2010…originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third-round (71st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
2017 (12-12) (GB): Started in all 12 of the regular season games he appeared in…inactive Weeks 6-7 with a hamstring injury and Weeks 10-11 with a groin injury…finished the season with 68 tackles (48 solo), five TFLs, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
- 9/28 vs. Chicago: Started at SS – was the lone defensive player to appear on all 65 snaps – and led the team with 9 tackles (6 solo) and added a quarterback hi
- 11/26 at Pittsburgh: Played all 74 snaps, finishing with 9 tackles (all solo), a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble…with his forced fumble has eight forced fumbles since 2011, tied for the sixth-most among active NFL safeties over that span.
2016 (15-15/3-3) (GB): Started all 15 games he played in (inactive Week 3 with groin injury) and led the team with 91 tackles (68 solo)...posted 9 passes defensed, a career-high 3.0 sacks, four quarterback hits and two interceptions...ranked second in sacks among NFL safeties (Giants S Landon Collins, four) and joined Collins as the only safeties in the NFL with three-plus sacks and two plus INTs on the season...added 2 tackles on special teams...also started all three postseason contests and was tied for second on the team with 15 tackles (11 solo) and a pass defensed.
- 9/11 at Jacksonville: Tied for the team lead with 9 tackles (8 solo) and broguht down QB Blake Bortles for an 8-yard sack at Jacksonville (9/11).
- 10/6 vs. Dallas: Posted 10 tackles (7 solo), two passes defensed and made a diving interception of a QB Dak Prescott pass intended for TE Jason Witten on third down late in the third quarter
- 10/20 vs. Chicago: Finished with 3 tackles (2 solo) and made a leaping deflection of a QB Matt Barkley pass that went into the arms of LB Blake Martinez for an interception late in the fourth quarter.
- 11/6 vs. Indianapolis: Registered 6 tackles (3 solo), a 5-yard sack of QB Andrew Luck.
- 11/13 at Tennessee: Posted 5 tackles (3 solo) and came untouched from the left side chasing down QB Marcus Mariota for a 13-yard sack on third down early in the fourth quarter.
- 11/28 at Philadelphia: Tallied a team-high 8 tackles (7 solo), including a tackle for a loss.
- 12/4 vs. Houston: Led the team with 9 tackles (7 solo) and added one pass defensed, a fumble recovery and a QB hit.
- 12/11 vs. Seattle: Finished with 7 tackles (4 solo) and an interception, picking off QB Russell Wilson’s pass and returning it 19 yards to the Seattle 26 to help set up a Green Bay TD.
- NFC Championship 1/22 at Atlanta: Despite being limited in practice during the week due to a quad injury, played all 73 defensive snaps, one of three Green Bay defenders to do so, and tied for the team lead with 7 tackles (5 solo).
2015 (11-11/2-2) (GB): Played in and started 11 games, recording 68 tackles (47 solo), four TFLs, two forced fumbles (tied for the team lead), a fumble recovery, one quarterback hit and five passes defensed…ranked second on the team in tackles despite missing five contests (Weeks 1, 3-6) due to a calf injury…started both postseason games and led the team with 15 tackles (9 solo)…added 2 tackles on special teams…
- 12/20 at Oakland: Led the team with a season-high 10 tackles (8 solo), including a tackle for a loss.
- 1/3 vs. Minnesota: Played all 48 defensive snaps, joining Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for the fourth-straight week as the only Green Bay defenders to do so, and led the secondary with 8 tackles (5 solo) while helping limit QB Teddy Bridgewater to a career-low 99 yards passing and a 45.7 passer rating.
- NFC Wild Card Game 1/10 at Washington: Played all 72 defensive snaps and tied for the team lead with 11 tackles (5 solo).
2014 (15-15/2-2) (GB): Started 15 games at SS, missing one due to injury (calf, at New Orleans), and led the team with 123 tackles (89 solo)…marked his fourth straight 100-tackle season (2011-14), the only player on the team to do so over that span…also recorded 1.5 sacks, an interception, four passes defensed, a forced fumble, two pressures and three QB hits, and added a career-best 7 tackles on special teams…part of a secondary that helped Green Bay rank seventh in the League in opponent passer rating (82.0)…contributed to a run defense that allowed 86.4 yards per game over the final eight contests, fifth in the NFL over that span, and 3.6 yards per carry, sixth in the league over that span…also started both playoff contests and ranked second on the team with 13 tackles (10 solo)…ranked second on the team with 2.0 sacks in the postseason and added an interception and a tackle on special teams.
- 9/28 at Chicago: Led the secondary with 13 tackles (12 solo), a tackle total that matched his career high (vs. New Orleans, Sept. 8, 2011).
- 10/2 vs. Minnesota: Posted a team-high 11 tackles (8 solo) and a forced fumble that was recovered by CB Casey Hayward at the Green Bay 34.
- 11/9 vs. Chicago: Returned to action and registered 6 tackles (5 solo), a pass defensed and a sack, taking down QB Jay Cutler for an 8-yard loss.
- 12/8 vs. Atlanta: Paced the secondary with 8 tackles (6 solo) and picked off QB Matt Ryan’s pass intended for WR Hester, returning it 32 yards to the Atlanta 15 to set up a Packers’ touchdown.
- 12/4 vs. Houston: Led the team with 9 tackles (7 solo) and added one pass defensed, a fumble recovery and a QB hit.
- 12/22 at Tampa Bay: Played all 49 snaps and led the team with 10 tackles (9 solo), adding a half-sack, a QB hit, a pressure and a pass defensed as the Packers defense allowed just 106 total yards on the day, the fewest given up by Green Bay since Dec. 21, 2006 (104 yards vs. Minnesota).
- NFC Championship 1/18 at Seattle: Played all 70 snaps and led the team with two sacks, adding 10 tackles (8 solo) and interception…his pair of sack made him the first defensive back in franchise history to register two sacks in a postseason game.
2013 (13-13/1-1) (GB): Suffered a hamstring injury late in training camp that sidelined him for the first three games of the regular season, snapping a streak of 35 consecutive starts (including playoffs)…returned in Week 5 and went on to start the final 13 games of the regular season, in addition to the team’s playoff game…finished with 93 tackles (57 solo), six passes defensed and a career-high and team-best three fumble recoveries, including one he returned for his first career touchdown…was also voted a playoff captain by his teammates for the first time in his career, joining A.J. Hawk as the two representatives for the defense.
- 10/13 at Baltimore: Appeared on all 66 defensive plays, finishing with 9 tackles (3 solo) and was an active part of a critical goal-line stand that resulted in a turnover on downs in the second quarter, assisting on tackles on three of the four plays that thwarted the Ravens, despite their starting with a first-and-goal from the Packers’ 4-yard line.
- 11/17 at N.Y. Giants: Registered a season-high 12 tackles (6 solo).
- 11/28 at Detroit: Posted 9 tackles (5 solo) and a career-high two fumble recoveries, the second of which he returned for his first-ever touchdown.
2012 (16-16/2-2) (GB): Started every game for the second consecutive season and finished second on defense with 122 tackles (87 solo)…added 2.0 sacks, five passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…became the leader of the young safety group after the veteran Charles Woodson sustained a broken collarbone in Week 7 at St. Louis and missed the remainder of the regular season…moved from FS to start the final nine games at SS, pairing with a combination of second-year man M.D. Jennings and rookie Jerron McMillian, and helping to serve as the last line for a pass defense that ranked No. 4 in the NFL in opponent QB rating (76.8)…according to league participation information, he appeared on all 1,088 of the Packers’ defensive snaps, one of only two defenders (James Laurinaitis) and four non-offensive linemen in the NFL to achieve 100 percent participation in 2012.
- 9/30 vs. New Orleans: Finished as the team’s leading tackler with a season-high 14 stops (6 solo) and a pass defensed.
- 10/28 vs. Jacksonville: Tallied 11 tackles (9 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
- 11/18 at Detroit: Posted 9 tackles (7 solo) and his second sack of the season, throwing QB Matt Stafford for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter.
- 12/2 vs. Minnesota: Made two game-changing interceptions inside the Green Bay 20-yard line in the third quarter with the Vikings threatening to score…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Packer to record two interceptions in the same game on plays that both started at the Green Bay 25-yard line or in since CB Doug Evans did so vs. Minnesota on Oct. 22, 1995…the pair of INTs marked the second multi-INT game of his career (also at Chicago, Sept. 25, 2011).
- 12/16 at Chicago: Part of a pass defense that limited the Bears to just 107 net passing yards and held them without a third-down conversion during the game, finishing with 8 tackles (6 solo), a forced fumble and a pass defensed.
2011 (16-16/1-1) (GB): Started all 16 games of the regular season, joining B.J. Raji as the only two defensive players to do so…opened the first two games at SS, but played out the remaining 14 at FS following a season-ending neck injury to Nick Collins in Week 2…suffered an injury of his own when he sustained a fracture in his right hand during practice leading up to the team’s Week 6 game vs. St. Louis…played the ensuing six contests with a cast covering his hand…led the secondary and finished second on the team with 104 tackles (77 solo) and posted 11 passes defensed, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a sack…joined Charles Woodson as the only two players on the team to record a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during the season.
- 9/8 vs. New Orleans: Started his first regular-season game since Week 4 of 2010, posting a team-leading 13 tackles (7 solo).
- 9/18 at Carolina: Finished with 7 tackles (all solo), a forced fumble, an interception and his first career sack…became the first Packers defender since Woodson (Nov. 26, 2009, at Detroit) to record a sack, INT and forced fumble in the same game…
- 9/25 at Chicago: Posted the first two-interception game of his career, picking off QB Jay Cutler in the first and fourth quarter, while adding 5 tackles (all solo) and two passes defensed…with the two picks, became the first Packer since Chuck Cecil in 1988 to record four interceptions in his first seven NFL games…also teamed with Woodson to become the first Packers teammates to register two-interception games in back-to-back weeks since Cecil and CB Ron Pitts did so in Weeks 5-6 in 1988.
- 10/16 vs. St. Louis: Suffered a fracture in his right hand at practice and played the game with a club cast, but still managed to record 9 tackles (6 solo) and his second forced fumble of the season.
- 1/1 vs. Detroit: Made 7 tackles (5 solo) and added one pass defensed and a fumble recovery vs. Detroit (1/1).
- NFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 vs. N.Y. Giants: Made his playoff debut, finishing with 4 tackles (3 solo), two passes defensed and an interception in the NFC Divisional Playoff vs. N.Y. Giants (1/15).
2010 (4-4) (GB): Opened the first four games of the season at SS before sustaining a season-ending injury to his left knee in Week 4 vs. Detroit…recorded 14 tackles (12 solo) and an interception in four games…placed on injured reserve on 10/7.
- 9/12 at Philadelphia: Joined teammate Collins (2005) and Flynn (1984) as the only Packers rookie safeties to start a season opener since the 1970 merger and recorded 2 tackles (all solo) in his NFL debut.
- 9/19 vs. Buffalo: Posted his first career interception in the 34-7 win over his former college coach, Bills head coach Chan Gailey and added 5 tackles (3 solo) and a pass defensed.
- 10/3 vs. Detroit: Tallied 3 tackles (all solo) in 23 snaps before suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, ending his debut season.
COLLEGE: In just three seasons at Georgia Tech, intercepted 14 passes, which was tied for second most in school history at the time of his departure, behind only the 16 of Willie Clay (1988-91)…compiled 235 career tackles (147 solo), eighth most at the time by a Georgia Tech defensive back and just 5 tackles shy of cracking the top five…played in 40 career games, starting 28, with all but one start coming at S (the other at CB)…had 13.5 tackles for a loss, including 1.0 sack, plus two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 27 passes defensed…as a junior in 2009, was a team captain, a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and a preseason candidate for the Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski awards…started all 14 games despite playing four contests with a cast on his hand for a broken thumb, leading the team in interceptions for the third straight year and ranking second in tackles…registered 85 tackles (48 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, four inteceptions, eight passes defensed, a blocked kick, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…intercepted two passes for the third time in his career vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26), earning ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance…as a sophomore in 2008, started all 13 games and earned first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and second-team recognition from Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News …led the ACC with seven picks, the most by a Tech player since 1991 and tied for fourth most in a single season in school history…named first-team All-ACC and led the team in total tackles (93) and solo tackles (62), recording double-digit tackles in four games…had 7 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and 15 total passes defensed…picked off a QB Matthew Stafford pass at Georgia (Nov. 29) and returned it 35 yards for his lone career touchdown in a 45-42 win…as a freshman in 2007, played in all 13 games with one start…saw action at both safety spots and as nickel back…named to the ACC All-Freshman team and honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News…ranked fifth on the team with 57 tackles (37 solo) and first with three interceptions, breaking up 10 passes altogether, six in the season’s final three games…added 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and a fumble recovery…majored in management.
PERSONAL: Given name Morgan Mark Burnett…nicknamed “Uno”…born in College Park, Ga. …married to his wife Nicolette…has two sons, Morgan Jr. and Logan…brother, Cap Jr., played football at the University of Georgia from 1999-2002…a four-year starter and three-year team captain at North Clayton High (College Park, Ga.), where he was coached by his older brother, Cap Jr…was rated the No. 6 player in Georgia, the No. 7 safety in the nation, and the No. 84 player overall in the national top 100 by Rivals.com…rated the No. 5 prospect in the state by SuperPrep , was a member of the Super 11 squad selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Southern team…played QB, WR and DB…earned Class 4A first-team all-state honors as a senior, when he recorded 135 tackles and six interceptions, returning three for touchdownss, and added 1,100 yards rushing, 875 yards receiving and 650 yards passing on offense…also named Atlanta Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year for Clayton/Henry counties…as a junior, compiled 101 tackles and five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, and had 950 yards rushing, 800 passing and 620 receiving…earned honorable mention all-state recognition at quarterback as a sophomore…had his jersey, No. 1, retired by the school in April 2011… was also a four-year letterman in track and a three-year letter-winner in basketball…holds a free youth football camp in his community, Clayton County (Ga.), every summer…is a spokesperson for the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter...is an ambassador for the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 program…has participated in benefits for the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer.